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Section of Atherosclerosis

Houston, Texas

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Section of Atherosclerosis and Vascular Medicine
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Publications 2012

  1. Virani SS, Pompeii L, Lincoln AE, Dunn RE, Tucker AM, Nambi V, Nasir K, Vogel RA, Boone JL, Roberts AJ, Ballantyne CM. Association between traditional cholesterol parameters, lipoprotein particle concentration, novel biomarkers and carotid plaques in retired National Football League players. Atherosclerosis. 2012, Apr 3. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Hawkins M, Belalcazar LM, Schelbert KB, Richardson C, Ballantyne CM, Kriska A. The effect of various intensities of physical activity and chronic inflammation in men and women by diabetes status in a national sample. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2012, Apr 15. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Dastani Z, Hivert MF, Timpson N, Perry JR, Yuan X, Scott RA, Henneman P, Heid IM, Kizer JR, Lyytikäinen LP, Fuchsberger C, Tanaka T, Morris AP, Small K, Isaacs A, Beekman M, Coassin S, Lohman K, Qi L, Kanoni S, Pankow JS, Uh HW, Wu Y, Bidulescu A, Rasmussen-Torvik LJ, Greenwood CM, Ladouceur M, Grimsby J, Manning AK, Liu CT, Kooner J, Mooser VE, Vollenweider P, Kapur KA, Chambers J, Wareham NJ, Langenberg C, Frants R, Willems-Vandijk K, Oostra BA, Willems SM, Lamina C, Winkler TW, Psaty BM, Tracy RP, Brody J, Chen I, Viikari J, Kähönen M, Pramstaller PP, Evans DM, St Pourcain B, Sattar N, Wood AR, Bandinelli S, Carlson OD, Egan JM, Böhringer S, van Heemst D, Kedenko L, Kristiansson K, Nuotio ML, Loo BM, Harris T, Garcia M, Kanaya A, Haun M, Klopp N, Wichmann HE, Deloukas P, Katsareli E, Couper DJ, Duncan BB, Kloppenburg M, Adair LS, Borja JB; DIAGRAM+ Consortium; MAGIC Consortium; GLGC Investigators; MuTHER Consortium, Wilson JG, Musani S, Guo X, Johnson T, Semple R, Teslovich TM, Allison MA, Redline S, Buxbaum SG, Mohlke KL, Meulenbelt I, Ballantyne CM, Dedoussis GV, Hu FB, Liu Y, Paulweber B, Spector TD, Slagboom PE, Ferrucci L, Jula A, Perola M, Raitakari O, Florez JC, Salomaa V, Eriksson JG, Frayling TM, Hicks AA, Lehtimäki T, Smith GD, Siscovick DS, Kronenberg F, van Duijn C, Loos RJ, Waterworth DM, Meigs JB, Dupuis J, Richards JB. Novel Loci for adiponectin levels and their influence on type 2 diabetes and metabolic traits: a multi-ethnic meta-analysis of 45,891 individuals. PLoS Genet. 2012; 8(3):e1002607. [Epub 2012, Mar 29].
  4. Goek ON, Köttgen A, Hoogeveen RC, Ballantyne CM, Coresh J, Astor BC. Association of apolipoprotein A1 and B with kidney function and chronic kidney disease in two multiethnic population samples. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2012 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Alam M, Lee VV, Elayda MA, Shahzad SA, Yang EY, Nambi V, Jneid H, Pan W, Coulter S, Wilson JM, Ramanathan KB, Ballantyne CM, Virani SS. Association of gender with morbidity and mortality after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting. A propensity score matched analysis. Int J Cardiol. 2012 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print]
  6. Dadu RT, Nambi V, Ballantyne CM. Developing and assessing cardiovascular biomarkers. Transl Res. 2012; 159(4):265-76.
  7. Ballantyne CM, Miller M, Niesor EJ, Burgess T, Kallend D, Stein EA. Effect of dalcetrapib plus pravastatin on lipoprotein metabolism and high-density lipoprotein composition and function in dyslipidemic patients: results of a phase IIb dose-ranging study. Am Heart J. 2012; 163(3):515-21.
  8. Toth PP, Ballantyne CM, Davidson MH, Tomassini JE, Ramey DR, Neff D, Tershakovec AM, Hu XH, Tunceli K. Changes in prescription patterns before and after reporting of the Ezetimibe and Simvastatin in Hypercholesterolemia Enhances Atherosclerosis Regression trial (ENHANCE) results and expected effects on low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol reduction. J Clin Lipidol. 2012; 6(2):180-91.
  9. Nicholls SJ, Gordon A, Johannson J, Ballantyne CM, Barter PJ, Brewer HB, Kastelein JJ, Wong NC, Borgman MR, Nissen SE. ApoA-I Induction as a Potential Cardioprotective Strategy: Rationale for the SUSTAIN and ASSURE Studies. Cardiovasc Drugs Ther. 2012; 26(2):181-7.
  10. Nambi V, Boerwinkle E, Lawson K, Brautbar A, Chambless L, Franeschini N, North KE, Virani SS, Folsom AR, Ballantyne CM. The 9p21 genetic variant is additive to carotid intima media thickness and plaque in improving coronary heart disease risk prediction in white participants of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Atherosclerosis. 2012; 222(1):135-7.
  11. Virani SS, Brautbar A, Lee VV, Elayda M, Morrison AC, Grove ML, Nambi V, Frazier L, Wilson JM, Willerson JT, Boerwinkle E, Ballantyne CM. Chromosome 9p21 single nucleotide polymorphisms are not associated with recurrent myocardial infarction in patients with established coronary artery disease. Circ J. 2012; 76(4):950-6.
  12. Astor BC, Shafi T, Hoogeveen RC, Matsushita K, Ballantyne CM, Inker LA, Coresh J. Novel markers of kidney function as predictors of ESRD, cardiovascular disease, and mortality in the general population. Am J Kidney Dis. 2012; 59(5):653-62.
  13. Rubin J, Matsushita K, Ballantyne CM, Hoogeveen R, Coresh J, Selvin E. Chronic hyperglycemia and subclinical myocardial injury. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2012; 59(5):484-9.
  14. Negi SI, Steinberg L, Polsani VR, Gowani SA, Nambi V, Kumar V, Marinescu V, Jones PH, Petersen LA, Ballantyne CM, Virani SS. Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol calculation and goal awareness among physicians-in-training. J Clin Lipidol. 2012; 6(1):50-7.
  15. Brautbar A, Virani SS, Belmont J, Nambi V, Jones PH, Ballantyne CM. LPL gene variants affect apoC-III response to combination therapy of statins and fenofibric acid in a randomized clinical trial of individuals with mixed dyslipidemia. J Lipid Res. 2012; 53(3):556-60.
  16. Lopez FL, Agarwal SK, Maclehose RF, Soliman EZ, Sharrett AR, Huxley RR, Konety S, Ballantyne CM, Alonso A. Blood lipid levels, lipid-lowering medications, and the incidence of atrial fibrillation: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2012;5(1):155-62.
  17. Virani SS, Brautbar A, Davis BC, Nambi V, Hoogeveen RC, Sharrett AR, Coresh J, Mosley TH, Morrisett JD, Catellier DJ, Folsom AR, Boerwinkle E, Ballantyne CM. Associations between lipoprotein(a) levels and cardiovascular outcomes in black and white subjects: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Circulation. 2012;125(2):241-9.

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